May 11,2007 00:00
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Angling for 14-18 inch carryover rainbow trout are excellent. Will be stocked with legal sized trout next week.
BIG LAVA LAKE: Big Lava Lake anglers reported more than satisfactory catches of nice rainbow trout ranging in length from 11 inches up to 17 inches. Some anglers brought in their limits for the day while others caught 2 or 3 fish and a few had a tough time catching one fish.
CLEAR LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access may be difficult due to snow.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: The Crane Prairie Reservoir fishery slowed a little though some anglers still reported catching a fair number of fish in the 12 – 14 inch range. Anglers are also reporting the largemouth bass bite is starting to pickup.
CRESCENT LAKE: Catches at Crescent Lake have slowed some though folks are still pulling in 15 to 16 inch kokanee, along with a few lake trout and brown trout. Anglers are catching browns in shallow water either trolling or casting with various lures.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Stream flows are currently 250 CFS. Flows should be at this level through the remainder of the spring and summer. Opportunities for 8-16 inch redband trout are fair while whitefish opportunities are excellent.
CULTUS LAKE: Anglers were out on the lake over the weekend though there are no reports from anglers on their successes. Spring is the best time to fish for lake trout at Cultus Lake
DAVIS LAKE: Reports are that anglers are having good success catching largemouth bass along with a few redband trout.
DESCHUTES RIVER: Dry fly fishing has been slow; anglers should look at using nymphing tactics in the slow water areas.
Lake Billy Chinook to Benham Falls: No anglers were observed on the river as basis for a report. This is a good time to fish the middle Deschutes for brown trout and rainbow trout.
EAST LAKE: As of Monday the lake was 75 percent ice free. Anglers are reportedly catching rainbow trout along with a few kokanee.
ELK LAKE: Elk Lake is not yet accessible.
FALL RIVER: No report.
FROG LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access may be difficult due to snow.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow and brown trout are fair to good. Has been recently stocked with legal sized rainbow trout, however,
HOSMER LAKE: Hosmer Lake is not yet accessible.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Bull trout angling continues to be fair to good. Smallmouth bass catches have increased recently with the warmer weather. Brown and rainbow trout angling in the upper ends of the Deschutes and Crooked River Arms has been good.
Recent surveys indicate kokanee numbers are fair with fish averaging 10-12 inches and in very good condition. The boat ramp on the Crooked River Arm is back in operation and improved.
LAKE SIMTUSTUS- Opportunities for 8-10 inch rainbow trout are excellent. A limited number of carryover trout from 14-18 inches are also available. Tribal angling permit as well as State license is required.
LITTLE LAVA LAKE No weekend angler reports from the past week for that Little Lava Lake.. There is though good number of rainbow trout in Little Lava Lake ranging from 12 to 19 inches in length. Anglers are encouraged to work the south end of the lake and the lava bed shoreline areas along the east side of the lake.
METOLIUS RIVER: No anglers were interviewed over the weekend. Anglers are still waiting on the green drake hatch.
NORTH TWIN: Anglers reported that angling was slow on North Twin over the weekend. Late winter/early spring at North Twin Lake provides a good opportunity for rainbow trout which carried over from the summer of 2006.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good. Boat anglers generally target the upper end of the reservoir near the mouths of Mill and Ochoco Creeks this time of year. Bullhead angling at the east end of the reservoir should be excellent
PAULINA LAKE: Anglers are reporting fair catches of kokanee in the 8 – 10 inch range. A few browns were also reported to have been caught.
PINE HOLLOW: ODFW will stock in mid-March.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Located near Wamic. ODFW will stock this waterbody in the spring.
SOUTH TWIN: The weekend fishing on South Twin was reported to be good though the size of the fish in creel was down from that of opening weekend. . South Twin Lake provides good opportunity for 10 to 16 inch rainbow trout. The lake has good shoreline access and provides good shelter from the wind.
SUTTLE LAKE. No weekend reports from anglers. Springtime at Suttle Lake provides good opportunity for brown trout and kokanee.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for legal sized rainbow trout are excellent. Carryover rainbow trout up to 16 inches are also available. The gate to the campground is closed and anglers will have to walk the last ¼ mile to the lake. Will be stocked with legal sized trout this week.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Wickiup Reservoir anglers reported that things have slowed to some degree since the opening weekend.